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25 Years ago
Aug. 11, 1989
Senior league will shoot for baseball record
The Sacramento Men’s Senior Baseball League will celebrate its sixth anniversary by participating in the first annual “50 Hours of Baseball” benefit. This event is being staged to raise money for the league as well as for several non-profit organizations.
World-famous drum-beater and cheerleader Crazy George will perform his crazy antics on Saturday, Aug. 19. Joining him will be strolling musicians, a baseball card show and community interest booths, creating a festival like atmosphere.
Speedway season enters final stages
Saturday, Aug. 12, begins the five, four, three, two, one countdown in the Budweiser/Copenhagen Skoal points race at Placerville Speedway.
This will be the 19th points race following an off-weekend. All four divisions — super stocks, sprints, street stocks and limited sprints — are all scheduled to compete.
Brian Crockett is current points leader in both sprint and limited divisions. Walt Carmichael leads in street stocks with a tie for first in the super stocks between Dennis Ahart and Dennis Binstock.
70 Years ago
Aug. 10, 1944
2 Fires Held To 140 Acres
Forest Supervisor Edwin F. Smith, fire control chairman for the county Council of Defense, reports that two serious fires in the county were recently confined to a total of 140 acres.
Most recent blaze was in the Kelsey section, just south and east of Kelsey, last Saturday afternoon, when a fire attributed to the dumping of hot ashes burned over sixty acres before being controlled by federal and state fire control officials.
Eighty acres were burned over in what is known as the Ellicott fire in Rubicon Canyon, about ten days ago.
A Week Of War
By ROBERT PATTERSON
Uncle “Vinegar Joe” Stilwell has joined a very select group of full generals who now head America’s fighting forces around the world. The man who led his numerically inferior forces out of Burma in 1942 and is now marching back was given the promotion “In recognition of outstanding leadership and courage on the field of battle.”
200 Mexicans Help Farmers
A total of two hundred Mexican nationals are now assigned to El Dorado County orchards to assist in the fruit harvest. The compliment was raised to this total by the arrival of a group of eighty-five on Monday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Andres are the local supervisors in the program and, speaking Spanish, are assisting the new arrivals in making their problems known.
115 Years ago
Aug. 12, 1899
Mines and Mining
W. F. Lupold was down from Fairplay Tuesday and was exhibiting some beautiful ore specimens from his mine in the Brownsville district. The ledge is only about 12 inches, but what it lacks in this particular it makes up in quality. It is continuous, and besides being rich in free gold, the ore carries a high percent of galena sulphurets. There are two tunnels on the property the lower of which has passed the 175-foot mark, and the last 100-feet being in the ore or pay chute. The upper tunnel has developed the ore body 100 feet still further South, making 200 feet of ore body.